The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable).Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.See details for additional description.
The tumultuous events during and after two world wars changed society forever.The new status of women longer prepared to be tied to the home, a major re-adjustment of the class system, the pill and new sexual mores. Clothes and fashion played an important role in perceptions of social advancement, and man-made textiles supplied modern fabrics inexpensive eugh to open up mass markets. They provided the easy-care demanded by the new consumer society. Written in an easy-to-read style this book covers the history, invention and textile techlogy of the main fibres including rayon, nylon, polyester and acrylics. Fashion, textile, sex , and high street retailer stories are closely entwined within that history. Anecdotes and illustrations add period character.